072 | Live 2019 Fulfilled with Meredith Rom

 
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Hello and welcome to a new year of Rising Women Leaders! We are nearing 4 years of being live and on the air and I want to take a moment to thank every single one of you being here and bringing so much meaning to my life and work through this podcast. Truly, it has been an honor to hold space for this podcast to be born, to learn from all the guests we have had, and to share it all with you. 

I thought I would start off the year with sharing my popular masterclass from last year all about how to live 2019 Fulfilled .

You’ll Learn:

  • Six Principles to tap into true fulfillment, peace and lasting joy 

  • A step by step process to align with your intentions for the new year, and how to take tangible steps to manifest them 

  • The most common forms of resistance and self-sabotage and how to work with them 

  • Secrets of the Queen archetype to harness your true potential 

  • An Insider’s look into my program beginning in Feb The Sovereign Circle 

This audio was taken from a live video class, so you’ll hear me interacting with others through the chat box.

This free class is a little taste of what I’ll be diving into with the women who will be joining me in this year’s The Sovereign Circle.  To sign up for a connection call explore this opportunity use this link: http://calendly.com/meredithrom/connection-call

This is a 9 month feminine leadership initiation program and high priestess sisterhood circle that begins on February 6th 2019. As of the time of sharing this episode there are only a couple spaces left, so if you’re interested in learning more visit risingwomenleaders.com for all the info. 

Love, Meredith

 

071 | Yoga, Believing in Yourself & Finding Your Authentic Voice with Kelly Smith

 
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Many of us can easily get lost in self-doubt and “what-if’s” when we take a step into unfamiliar territory. Kelly Smith was no different when she was faced with a decision to move from a progressive city to a small town in Missouri with her husband while he finished medical school. She knew she was faced a choice - either she could be a victim to her circumstances and let her inner critic voices get the best of her, or she could make something truly amazing from the experience she had been given. 

Kelly went on to start the first yoga studio in the small town where many thought yoga was against their religion. She was able to rise up in spite of adversity and create a thriving space for people to align their mind, bodies and hearts. And most importantly, along the way, she learned to believe in herself as a teacher.

In this episode Kelly shares how to move beyond fear and doubt to truly believe in yourself, your gifts and what it is you are here to share.

In this episode we discussed: 

  • Kelly’s story of starting her own yoga studio at 22 years old and her journey of learning to believe in herself as a leader and teacher 

  • How to get out of your own way and stop holding yourself back 

  • How to quiet your “inner mean girl” with meditation 

  • Finding your authentic voice as a teacher 

  • What to do if you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, and how to use meditation to help 

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Kelly Smith is the founder of Yoga For You yoga method and school and a master trainer. She is also a podcaster herself (she has a guided meditation podcast) and she started her first business when she was 23 years old. 

She works with empowering women and helping people become the best versions of themselves through yoga. She believes the mind is the most powerful thing you possess and there is nothing in this world holding you back except for you! After a life time of telling herself lies and believing that she wasn't good enough, smart enough, talented enough, special enough, thin enough, or just plain enough, she took a long hard look in the mirror and in her heart and decided it was time she connected with who she truly was, got out of her own way and started to finally live. Through yoga and meditation she got a glimpse of who she truly was, and it changed everything.

She has dedicated her life to teaching soul-searchers how to master their minds and connect with their true selves so they can live an abundant and authentic life. 


 

070 | The Feminine Revolution with Amy Stanton

 
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What would it be like to feel comfortable sharing your emotions at work? To always feel safe to speak from your heart? To honor your sensitivity as a gift?

If you find yourself listening to the Rising Women Leaders podcast, you are most certainly part of a global movement happening right now of restoring femininity to her rightful place in perfect balance and divine union with the masculine.

On today’s episode, I sat down with Amy Stanton, co-author of The Feminine Revolution to discuss this movement and what she has learned about embracing and awakening our feminine nature in a patriarchal world.

In this episode we discussed:

  • Conditioning we see in society around femininity and masculinity

  • Amy’s story owning a business and growing her career in a masculine dominated society

  • Magnetism and feminine/masculine polarity in romantic relationships

  • Amy’s new book, The Feminine Revolution and how it came to be

  • The writing process of the book and the journey of working with a co-author

  • Key take-aways Amy learned and embraced about femininity through her conversations and research for the book

  • How women can own their feminine power

“Through embracing our feminine qualities, we can find a more authentic way of life. We will be liberated to feel more like ourselves.”

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The Feminine Revolution offers 21 ways to ignite your feminine power for a brighter life and better work. Its authors, Amy Stanton and Catherine Connors, challenge outdated perceptions that feminine traits are weaknesses, redefining those characteristics as assets that should be championed. With an upbeat blend of self-help and fresh analysis, The Feminine Revolution reboots femininity for the modern woman and provides her with the tools to accept and embrace her own authentic nature.

Buy here

Stay in Touch with Amy


Amy Stanton is the founder of Stanton & Company (S&Co), a PR and marketing agency based in Los Angeles with a focus on promoting and building positive female role models and messaging for women. Since opening its doors in 2006, S&Co has built a roster of philosophy-driven brands including exceptional female athletes, lifestyle experts and brands in the healthy, active living space. Before founding S&Co, Amy served as the first-ever Chief Marketing Officer for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and Director of Marketing & Communications for NYC2012, New York’s Olympic bid. Amy also has experience in advertising, working at BBDO, JWT and BBH.

 

069 | Navigating the Holidays as an Empath with Aimée Cartier

 
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Have you ever had an experience of feeling completely fine and happy in one moment to feeling distressed and upset in the next? If so, you may have had your mood and thoughts taken over by someone that is not even you! 

Today’s guest on the Rising Women Leaders podcast shares about her experience as an empath, and gives us tools to clear and protect our energy. Aimée spends her life supporting others to enhance their intuitive guidance and honor their sensitivity as a true gift. 

With the holidays just around the corner, this episode will give you easy and powerful tools to stay centered amidst heightened emotions and activity happening around us. 

In this episode we discussed: 

  • The difference between being empathic and having empathy

  • How Aimée discovered she was empathic 

  • The common traits of empathic people and challenges they face 

  • The most important tool Aimée teaches to her empathic students

  • A guided process to clear our energy and create an energetic boundary 

  • Aimée’s book, “Getting Answers” and how our answers will come when we ask the right questions 

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Aimée Cartier is a psychic guide who specializes in helping her clients discern what choices are in their highest and best interest so that they have the information they need to act on and align with their own highest good.  She is known for her clear, accurate insight and her attention to practical details.  She is the founder of Empath Intuition University and Intuition University, in either private or group programs, she works with students who are ready to understand, enhance, trust, and rely upon their now innate psychic skills and intuitive knowing— and to experience the empowerment and flourishing that follows.  She is also the author of the book, Getting Answers: Using Your Intuition to Discover Your Best Life.  

 

068 | Your Difference is Your Destiny with Renee Linnell

 
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Renee is one of those people I feel like I was destined to meet. We found each other through our publisher, She Writes Press after Renee signed to publish her book with them. We had an immediate connection and soon after I had the honor of being a coach and guide for Renee the year leading up to her book launch.

In The Burn Zone, Renee openly and honestly shares her story — of losing her father at a young age, growing up with an abusive and alcoholic mother, to creating a successful career as a model and dancer, only to join a spiritual group “cult” that led her to burn everything that reminded her of her past (clothes, photos, everything), learn computer programming, get an MBA and create a life that felt the opposite of authentic to her.

After years of having a toxic relationship with her spiritual teacher, a near-death experience in a snowboarding accident finally gave her the "Wake Up” she needed to leave and start her life anew.

After picking up the pieces and going through her own personal healing from anger to forgiveness, she decided to share her story in her new memoir, The Burn Zone.

This thrilling tale leaves us with a powerful message of how to own our differences and liberate ourselves from the shame we carry from our past.

In this episode we discussed:

  • What Renee learned on her first month-long book tour

  • All about Renee’s new book, The Burn Zone

  • Renee’s story of being brainwashed and joining a cult and how she found herself again on the other side

  • The pattern of repeated trauma with empaths and narcissists

  • The vulnerable journey of having people read her writing

  • The liberation that comes with “Letting our skeletons out of the closet”

  • How to release shame and hiding about our past

  • What’s on the horizon for Renee next

"Loving ourselves means stop making excuses for not giving ourselves the things we want in this life. Our life is so short."

Stay in Touch with Renee:


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About The Burn Zone:

After seven years of faithfully following her spiritual teacher, Renee Linnell finally realized she was in a cult and had been severely brainwashed. But how did that happen to someone like her? She had graduated magna cum laude with a double degree. She had traveled to nearly fifty countries alone before she turned thirty-five. She was a surf model and a professional Argentine tango dancer. She had started five different companies and had an MBA from NYU. How could someone like her end up brainwashed and in a cult? 

The Burn Zone is an exploration of how we give up our power―how what started out as a need to heal from the loss of her parents and to understand the big questions in life could leave a young woman fighting for her sanity and her sense of self. In the years following her departure from the cult, Linnell struggled to reclaim herself, to stand in her truth, and to rebuild her life. And eventually, after battling depression and isolation, she found a way to come out the other side stronger than ever. Part inspirational story, part cautionary tale, this is a memoir for spiritual seekers and those who feel lost in a world that makes them feel less than perfect.


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Renee Linnell graduated Magna Cum Laude with a double degree, traveled to nearly fifty countries before she turned 35, was a surf/bikini model and a professional Argentine Tango dancer, started 5 different companies, and got an MBA from New York University. She also spent close to seven years in a Buddhist cult and ended up severely brainwashed. In her new memoir, The Burn Zone, Renee discusses her journey into "deranged and damaged" and her awakening on the other side. Her key message is:  “Our difference is our destiny, and that when we stop trying to hide the parts of us that make us different, we will truly soar.!”

 

067 | Climate Change & Hope for A Better Future with Nicole Rom

 
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Announcement: The Sovereign Circle begins this February 2019 ~ Learn More Here

After experiencing California’s wildfires, witnessing the increasing amount of hurricanes on the news and hearing firsthand accounts from friends and family of climate change throughout the world, I knew I wanted to interview an expert on this topic for the Rising Women Leaders podcast.

I just so happened to know the perfect person to interview - my sister, Nicole Rom. Nicole has been the Executive Director of Climate Generation for 12 years, empowering individuals and their communities to engage in solutions to climate change. Nicole breaks down what we need to know about our current state of the world and where we are headed when it comes to rising temperatures, sea levels and how we will be affected in the coming years. We discussed everything from how our family impacted our love for the environment, daily actions we can take to lower our carbon footprint, how to navigate the inherent grief of this issue as well as stories to cultivate hope.

I hope you enjoy the show.

In this episode we discussed:

  • Our family ancestry of individuals who deeply cared about the environment and how that impacted our values growing up

  • A definition of climate change and what we are facing today

  • Navigating grief and hope in changing times

  • Climate Generation’s mission and impact

  • Daily life changes and actions we can take on a personal, local and global level to make a difference

  • Resources Nicole recommends for educating ourselves (films, books and websites to check out)

  • Upcoming trainings and projects at Climate Generation

“One of the most important things we can do is normalize the conversation on climate change. I know many of us are scared. You feel like you need to know the science… Don’t worry about it…All you have to say is ‘I’m worried about this. This is what I’m seeing. This is who is going to be impacted.’ It is from that place you can connect with someone heart to heart.”

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Nicole has been the Executive Director of Climate Generation since the organization was established in 2006, which has included starting and sustaining the organization by providing visioning and development activities for the organization and its programs. Prior to Climate Generation, Nicole managed the education programs for the National Wildlife Federation’s Great Lakes office in Ann Arbor, MI. Nicole taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in environmental education and climate change at the University of Michigan and Hamline University. Nicole was an Environmental Educator with the U.S. Peace Corps in the Republic of Kazakhstan for 2 years. She received her M.S. in Environmental Policy, Behavior, Education and Communication from the School for Environment and Sustainability at the University of Michigan and a B.A. from Bates College. She was a 2010-2011 Humphrey Policy Fellow at the University of Minnesota. Nicole served on the Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness Board for six years and various search committees, including the RE-AMP Network CEO and Minnesota Environmental Fund Executive Director. She was a RE-AMP Steering Committee at-large member from 2013-2017 and served on the Executive Committee and the Global Warming Strategic Action Fund Committee. Nicole was recognized in 2015 as a 40 Under 40 clean energy leader by Midwest Energy News. Nicole is passionate about the outdoors, loves the lakes in Minnesota, cycling and skiing.

 

066 | Yoni Steams & Womb Medicine with Jedaya Barboza

 
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After hearing about the wonders of “yoni steaming” from a few friends, I invited Jedaya Barboza on the podcast to share more about this practice. Whether you are healing from a health related challenge relating to the womb, have painful menstrual cycles, or are missing your cycle altogether, today’s episode is full of information for you to take steps forward on a path of healing by tuning into the wisdom of your womb.

In this episode we discussed:

  • How Jedaya was rebirthed on the path of the Priestess

  • Jedaya’s connection to Mary Magdalene & Isis

  • Yoni Steaming - what it is and how to do it

  • Herbs to use for Yoni Steams

  • Womb Mysteries

  • Womb Clearing

  • The Womb Voice

  • The Moon and How She is Connected To Our Womb

Stay in touch with Jedaya:


Jedaya Barboza is a devotional Priestess of the Goddess. She has dedicated her life to walking the footsteps of the goddess with every breath she inhales, offering the gift of the Sacred Red Rose to women and serving the Goddess however she calls for her to show up. She is an initiated Priestess of the Women's Mysteries, a midwife of the veils, holding a safe container for women and sisters of all colors to birth their full essence and to enter their Queendom.

She has been the midwife of her own rebirth, and has heard the calling to midwife other women’s rebirth all over the world. Jedaya was reborn to create change by inspiring, empowering, and co-creating a world of healthy spiritual transformation through art, connection, sensuality, movement, breath, and music.

She has facilitated cacao and ecstatic dance ceremonies, Wild Woman Retreats,  yoni steaming ceremonies, full moon ceremonies, and red tent in MA and Costa Rica. She offers one-on-one Rose Womb Activations.

 

065 | Preconception, Birth & Spirit Baby Communication with Sarah Naia Soleil

 
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Have you ever wondered what message your future children may have for you?

Or what deeper meaning may be there if you are having trouble getting pregnant? Or lost a baby in the womb?

Today’s guest, Sarah Naia Soleil is a birth doula, student midwife and spirit baby communicator.

After hearing Sarah’s name come up in 3 different conversations I had in the same month, I knew we had to sit down and connect here on the podcast.

In this episode Sarah shares her powerful story of birthing her own children and how she came to support other women in moving through the powerful rite of passage of pregnancy and birth.

"We know biologically, that a woman can experience and taste enlightenment, just hormonally, in labor. So what is it then, to encode our children with this enlightenment as they come in; to welcome them truly for who they are and why they are here - to be connected to the gifts they bring humanity and be stewards of that right from the beginning.”

In this episode we discussed:

  • How Sarah came to discover her connection to the dream world, the spirit of her child while pregnant, and clairvoyant abilities

  • Sarah's powerful birth stories and how she came to help women through birth

  • The Art of Pre-Conception: How to prepare for a conscious conception

  • The Significance of Hathor's Temple in Dendara, Egypt and Hathor's role in childbirth, pregnancy and blood mysteries

  • Conscious Conception: What it is and how to prepare for the spirit of your child

  • What is Spirit Baby Communication? and connecting to the spirit of a child 


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Sarah Naia Soleil is a gifted clairvoyant. She's a mother of 2 & has been practicing as a Birth Doula & Student Midwife since 2008. She specializes in Preconception Mentorship, Spirit Baby Communication & Supporting Pregnancy/Birth as a Spiritual Rite of Passage. To Learn More Visit: www.SarahNaiaSoleil.com  // IG: @propagatelove

 

064 | Success & Failure in Online Business with Jillian Anderson

 
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This was such a heart opening, honest and real conversation with Jillian Anderson, writer, healer, and business coach for healers. We went deep into the world of entrepreneurship and online business as well as exploring in person vs. online work, staying true to our dreams and forgiving ourselves along the way. 

Jillian shared from her heart her own personal struggles with following through on her dreams, where she still gets stuck in fear and self-sabotage and offers beautiful words of wisdom from her higher self to herself and to all of us when it comes to staying true to sharing offerings from the heart. 

“Failure is actually just a part of it…What ensures that you create your vision is just that you don’t stop creating.“

In this episode we discussed:

  • Jillian's progression of group program launches that led to both great success as well as "failure"

  • Jillian's experience leading her first international retreat

  • How being 100% online can actually be limiting

  • 'Getting lost' in selling what people ask you for vs. creating what you really want to create (even when you think people won't value it as much as you do)

  • Self-sabotage and the fears that hold us back

  • Jillian's honest experience with writing a book proposal and navigating the publishing industry

  • Why you don't need to burn down your old life or old self to step into a new one

  • Maya Abdominal Massage and Jillian's latest in person offerings

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Listen to a previous episode with Jillian Anderson here.


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Jillian Anderson is a Writer, Healer, and Transformational Business Coach who helps heart-led and creative women shift ancestral patterns around work and money.

Jillian has worked with over 200 clients, helping women across 53 countries, and is most known for her successful six-week group program, Permission to Prosper, Where Sacred Sexuality Meets Money Magnetism, where she helps women unleash their earning power by working directly with their sexual energy.

Her work is based on the philosophy that without addressing and releasing the memories that live in the body, no amount of mindset shifts will help a person change her old patterns.

She’s been featured in Elephant Journal, Lisa Lister’s Hay House publication: Love Your Lady Landscape, on the Rising Women Leaders podcast, and more. Jillian lives in New Jersey with her partner, and her sons.

 

063 | Hungry for Happiness with Samantha Skelly

 
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Today's latest podcast guest, Samantha Skelly is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, best-selling author, and founder of the Hungry for Happiness podcast.

Samantha shares her story of healing her relationship to her body and taking the stage as an inspiration for women worldwide. She's on a mission to create a world in which women no longer feel compelled to diet. In which they have a strong connection to their body and its intuitive powers, and give themselves permission to feel pain, secure in the knowledge that our bodies don’t throw anything at us that we can’t handle. 

"Give yourself permission to feel and trust your body. Your body knows exactly how to handle feeling. It's not going overwhelm you and  shut your body down. It knows exactly how to handle it. Give yourself permission and experience." 

In this episode we discussed:

  • Samantha's journey healing from eating & body image issues
  • The importance of discerning between the different voices inside ourselves and listening past the mind
  • The power of breathwork to access our emotions
  • Samantha's journey of entrepreneurship: writing a book and speaking from the soul
  • Samantha's tips for shifting your relationship to your body
  • Self love and tending to the inner child

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Samantha Skelly is an entrepreneur, sought after international speaker, best-selling author, and emotional eating expert. As founder of Hungry for Happiness, a movement to empower women to overcome their disordered eating and body image issues, Samantha has revolutionized the weight loss industry by examining the individual and underlying causes of eating disorders. She has shared her mission on an international platform, with appearances on Global TV, Shaw, NBC, CBC, and BBC, and she’s also been featured in various publications, such as  The Huffington Post, The Elephant Journal, and The Prevail Project. Samantha continues to spread her message and transform the lives of thousands of people through her program, worldwide international retreats, motivational speaking engagements, the popular Hungry for Happiness podcast, and her best-selling book, Hungry For Happiness - One Woman's Journey From Fighting Food To Finding Freedom: How To End Binge Eating, Forever. 

 

062 | Feng Shui to Attract Love and Abundance with Patricia Lohan

 
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It was so fun to sit down with Patricia Lohan to learn about how we can design our home to manifest that which we desire. 

Patricia Lohan has taken courageous leaps in her life, following her dreams of moving to Bali and helping female entrepreneurs activate success through creating powerful environments that surround them.  

I hope you enjoy her wisdom on this week's latest episode...

In this episode we discussed:

  • How and why Patricia became interested in Feng Shui
  • What is Feng Shui? and how you can use your environment to optimize your life's potential
  • Feng Shui for attracting love & how Patricia called in her husband through Feng Shui
  • How to avoid a "money lock" on your home and welcome more abundance and prosperity
  • The road less traveled, getting unstuck, meditation & the healing path
  • How you can ensure your workspace is in alignment with what we’re trying to achieve
"What starts to happen with Feng Shui is that the house starts to support you to really access the parts of you that you haven't,  and give them a chance to flourish and grow." 

Stay in Touch with Patricia:


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Patricia a natural intuitive healer & inspirer uncovered her gifts when she left her role in management and followed her passion for yoga, moving to India to train to become a yoga teacher.  Through yoga she awakened her interest in more Holistic Practices that included certification as a Reiki Master, Feng Shui Practitioner, Trainer in Sacred Sound Healing with Tibetan & Crystal Bowls and Body Mind Balancing Practitioner. Patricia founded the Parashakti School of Sacred Sound, Energy and Feng Shui and maintained a private practice in Dublin up until recently, offering her custom integrated healing system. Patricia now spends her time creating online programs and communities for women across the globe to access their inner power and subsequently create the life of their dreams. She holds an Honors Degree in Business and Marketing.

 

061 | Grief, Conscious Death & Dying with Luna Grace Isbell-Love

 
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I was lucky to host this beautiful being, Luna Love, for a few weeks in my home this summer and was honored to have the opportunity to do an in-person interview with her as a return guest on the podcast. (Listen to Luna's original episode here)

This happened to be right after Luna finished a death midwifery training, and I was astounded to hear all the information she had been learning about death and the funeral industry.

After having my grandmother pass away last year, I have been thinking a lot about how our culture does not really prepare us for this powerful rite of passage moment. 

This episode is FULL with information I believe we ALL need to know - both to prepare our loved ones, but also to prepare ourselves for a moment that we are all going to inevitably face one day.

In this episode we discussed:

  • Luna's story of losing her mother at 13, and her inspiration to become a midwife for those passing away
  • Grief and how in our culture we often overlook opportunities to honor our grief in rite of passage moments 
  • What you probably don't know about the funeral industry 
  • How we can bring more awareness about our own death and use it as empowerment on how we want to live 
  • Luna's end of life wishes 
  • What documents we can put together to be prepared for our own death and passing 
  • How we can prepare emotionally, be there for others passing and prepare for ourselves

Links in this episode:

  • The Art of Death Midwifery, through Sacred Crossings, led by Director Olivia Bareham another one is starting in early September

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Checklist of Documents to Include in Your "Death File":

  • Advance Health Care Directive - signed and notarized
  • POLST - 'Physicians Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment' (this DNR may be signed by your physician upon life-limiting diagnosis
  • Advance Death Care Directive - 'Wishes for Funeral & Disposition
  • Will / Trust & Certificate of Trust
  • Durable Power of Attorney for Finance
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Bank Account Information
  • Real Estate Documents & Deeds
  • Funeral Pre-needs Documents & Funeral Insurance (if any)
  • Debtor Information
  • Copy of Drivers License and Social Security Card
  • Copy of Marriage / Divorce Certificate
  • Vital Statistics required for Death Certificate
  • Life Review or Ethical Will - your personal beliefs and thoughts about life
  • Letters to Loved Ones

When you have gathered these documents, create a 'Death File', and place in a safe, easy, accessible place. Tell two close family members or friends where to find it when the time comes.


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Luna is a Woman of Devotion, a Transformational Leadership Mentor and host of the Ladies Who Lead Podcast. She supports today's changemakers in living a full-spectrum life and giving their greatest contribution through the cultivation of clear vision, embodied knowing, aligned action, and radical intimacy with all of Life, including themselves. Luna is devoted to social justice advocacy through council work and the dissolution of separation internally and externally. Most of all she is here to be a vessel for Grace.

 

060 | Overcoming Cancer & Mindful Parenting with Heather Chauvin

 
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After watching a moving TEDx talk of Heather's journey overcoming cancer I was so looking forward to sit down with her and hear about her life journey. 

Most of us don't think on a daily basis, "I'm going to die one day." Heather's story reminds us to live every moment to the fullest, be intentional creators in our life and ask, "How do I want to be remembered?"

I hope you enjoy!

"There is so much that our children teach us. They pick us. They pick us in this lifetime to say, ' You've got some lessons, and I am going to help you get there."

In this episode we discuss:

  • Heather's personal story of receiving a diagnosis of stage 4 cancer and how that changed her life
  • Her healing journey and moments of awakening 
  • How she came to form her business and what becoming a parent brought to her life
  • Decoding the tantrum: What it means and how to shed the guilt and the parenting shame
  • Raising successful children: How teaching mindful meditation can help children self-regulate
  • How managing your energy (not your time) will increase success
  • Addressing a burnout epidemic: How to structure your business so you don’t run out of gas

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Today's episode was graciously brought to you by Abacus Wealth Partners.


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Heather Chauvin BSW has been named the next generation’s thought leader in parenting and women’s leadership. Her mission is to crack women open to their deep potential and help them understand and decode their child’s behavior.

Heather is a Tedx Speaker and the creator of the Mom Is In Control Podcast. She has been featured on the OWN Network, Huffington Post, TV outlets and others.

With wit and wisdom, Heather inspires a global community of women to take back control of their lives and evolve how they lead, work, play, and parent.

 

059 | In Honor of Mary Magdalene with Meredith Rom

 
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Some of you may know that two years ago Mary Magdalene was honored by the Pope and Catholic church as The Apostle of the Apostles.

After centuries of being seen as a prostitute and sinner, Mary Magdalene's legacy was honored and recognized by the Church as the incredible teacher, healer and priestess that she was.

She was given a feast day in her honor, which happens to be this weekend: Sunday, July 22nd.

This means so much for our awakening collective consciousness, that this powerful woman would no longer be shunned or shamed by the church, and on a larger scale I really believe speaks to how women are being recognized in reclaiming their power.

Six months ago while I was in India I read a profound book by Mercedes Kirkel about Mary Magdalene and her core teachings.

It was like every page spoke directly to my heart as truth.

For a week I was staying in a cottage in a small mountain town by myself, reading the pages, and when I finished, I felt inspired to create recordings of what I had learned.

As of now I've only ever shared these recordings and teachings with my private clients, however in honor of Mary Magdalene's Feast Day, July 22, I'd like to share them with you.

I've gathered together the Rose lineage teachings that have most impacted my life:

  1. Feeling Your Pain & Emotions - How to navigate difficult emotions as they arise and use them as a pathway to your own source and divinity
  2. A Guided Process on Forgiveness - Feeling your own pain is a key teaching to be able to authentically forgive
  3. Tapping into Abundance Consciousness - Embodying a state of enough & looking at the world from a lens of abundance
  4. Honoring your Body & Sexuality as Sacred Portals to the Divine - Including a few of my favorite practices

This recording is available *For Free* this week only at risingwomenleaders.com 

How will you honor Mary on her Feast Day?

Here are some ideas:

  • Gather with women in an intentional space ~ hold a circle where each woman shares her voice and truth of her emotions
  • Listen to the Recording on the Process of Forgiveness and Journal about who you are forgiving in your life
  • Create a ritual to honor your body ~ a luxurious bath, and self body oil massage

Or create something unique of your own!

Love, 
Meredith

 

058 | The Art of Allowing & Priestess Rising with Marin Bach-Antonson

 
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It is a great honor to introduce you today to a personal guide and mentor of mine, Marin Bach-Antonson. 

For the last year I have been participating in a 13 gateway Priestess Initiation Program led by Marin. It has been a truly transformational experience to embody principles of the sacred feminine in every area of my life. 

In this conversation, Marin shares about the role of the Priestess, the rise of the feminine in our collective consciousness and one of the most simple and profoundly life-changing practices we can bring into our life right here and right now.

"When you allow those feelings to be exactly as they are, then you have access to the feelings. You are not pushing the feelings down...you aren't trying to make them different,  yoga them away, journal them out, or juice fast them into dissolving. You're just being with them because you are allowing them. The only way out is through. It's the feeling of our feelings that ultimately gets us to the other side of them."
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In this episode we discussed:

  • How Marin found herself on the Priestess path
  • The 4 stages of feminine awakening
  • Allowing: why it's the highest expression of the divine feminine
  • A key secret to manifestation
  • Marin's personal practice for manifesting abundance
  • The archetype of the Priestess and how it is showing up in the collective
  • Marin's experience with Mary Magdalene
  • How to connect to your Dharma

Stay in touch with Marin:


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Marin Bach-Antonson is a women's spiritual coach, soul catalyst and creator of the Priestess Rising Initiation Program, a leadership program for women ready to embody their radiance, lead from the heart and claim their role on the forefront of the feminine awakening movement. She has over 20 years experience crafting ritual, leading red tents and bringing women together in sister circles which she believes is part of the new paradigm and how we western women are meant to change the world.You can find her at www.priestessrising.com

 

057 | Unleashing the Brilliance of Women's Voices with KC Baker

 

A couple years ago I had the honor of participating in one of KC Baker’s courses, Speak Up for Your Business. At the time I had been an active member in my local Toastmasters group to overcome my fears of public speaking and was interested in learning KC's methods for speechwriting. 

I was preparing to launch a Kickstarter fundraiser to publish my book, Just Be and although I had been practicing public speaking, I was still pretty terrified at the thought of taking the stage. 

KC's training not only gave me a step by step process for writing the architecture, or, "bones" of my speech, but was also full with wisdom and unconventional practices that made me feel so much more confident at being seen and heard. 

KC's work has been hugely transformational in my life and I am so honored to be sharing her wisdom with you today.

In this conversation you'll learn how to transform fear and self-doubt around sharing your voice into total freedom, fun and confidence. KC also shares the powerful story of her son's birth as well as a few tips on how you can gain clarity on your message and what you stand for. 

I hope you enjoy!

"Most people think that the intensity you feel in your body before public speaking is fear, and it's something terrible that 'I have to make go away in order to feel free to speak up'. When the reality is - it's the feeling of your power, and the secret is saying YES to it, lean into it.  You will find so much freedom in that intensity."

In this episode we discussed:

  • KC's personal story related to public speaking, spoken word and performance 
  • How we can reframe the intense body sensations we feel before we are about to speak in public
  • Bringing the feminine and unconventional practices to prepare for a speech
  • How to move beyond the fear and self-doubt that holds so many of us back from speaking up
  • Saying "Yes!" to our power and my story of giving a speech at my grandmother's memorial
  • How we can get clear on our message
  • KC's story of the birth of her son
  • The best way to start your career as a speaker and start landing speaking engagements

Stay in Touch with KC:

 

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WomanSpeak’s founder, KC Baker, has helped thousands of women from all over the world in becoming authentic, powerful public speakers. The practices you’ll learn are unorthodox, fun, and highly effective, and you’ll explore them in an environment filled with celebration and a supportive community. 

Previously an investment banking analyst and assistant for two US Senators, KC Baker is an international women’s thought leadership & public speaking trainer, speechwriter, and two-time TEDx speaker and is renowned for her unorthodox and highly effective methodologies. She believes that the key to positive transformation in our world lies in supporting women in unleashing the brilliance of their voices. 

Featured in the Wall Street Journal, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Daily Love, and Women 2.0, KC has been hailed as “One of the Top Planetary Change-makers” by Origin Magazine. 

She was also an Advisor on the Creative Counsel for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential Campaign. 

She has supported thousands of women around the world in finding the freedom, confidence, and clarity to speak up and create change. Her clients are women entrepreneurs and corporate leaders, authors, founders of foundations, Olympians, TED/TEDx speakers, politicians and non-profit social change-makers. Women who have worked with KC have gone on to speak on stages such as The American Heart Association, TED/TEDx, Wisdom 2.0, Bioneers, Emerging Women, Lamaze International, Princeton, Hass Business School at UC Berkeley, conferences and symposiums around the world, and local community gatherings. 

She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and is a lover of dance, singing, and nature. She splits her time between Sedona and San Francisco and is the mother of a precious three-year-old boy.

 

056 | Angel Guides, Motherhood & The Modern Magdalene with Lisa Devine

 
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For all the women feeling called to rise and honor the sacred feminine within themselves, this episode is for you.

Lisa gives us beautiful reminders around seeing the sacredness of life in every moment... She helps us remember to ask for help from the higher forces, to embrace the magic in life, and find the gifts in our challenges. 

I learned so much from her powerful story of motherhood, a near death experience, and her connection to Mary Magdalene. I'm honored to be sharing her wisdom with you all today...

In this episode we discussed:

  • Lisa's story of healing from childhood trauma ~ letting go of victimhood, and spiritual awakening
  • Instantaneous healing ~ how the time we are in now it is possible!
  • Angel channeling and how to connect with our personal angels
  • How the angels respect our free will and what we can do to invite in the support of these higher forces
  • Embodying the Priestess in our daily lives ~ how we can make the mundane sacred
  • Mary Magdalene ~ who she is and how she is supporting us at this time
  • The journey of being a mother and the challenges Lisa has faced in motherhood
“Our children also need us to fail… a part of mothering is not doing it perfectly because if they see you perfect all the time they will wonder if something is wrong with themselves…”

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Lisa Devine is a wife, mother, spiritual counselor, and owner of The Modern Magdalene. She offers angel intuitive readings and past life regression sessions for clients around the globe. She considers it her great honor to assist those who are ready to birth the next chapters of their lives, and to awaken their natural gifts of prophecy, healing, and supreme manifestation.

 

055 | The Akashic Records & Ascension Matters with Tiffani Lloyd

 
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Have you ever received a vision of yourself in a past life?

Or just had a knowing that someone you met or experienced in this life is just all too familiar?

Our latest guest Tiffani Lloyd explores exactly these kinds of questions in her work with the akashic records. I first met Tiffani at a women's retreat in Oakland and we instantly connected... I was so curious to learn about her work as an intuitive and spiritual healer and wondered how she supports her clients to reconnect with their past lives.

Today's episode is full with wisdom for your spirit and soul growth. If you believe that your soul is here for a purpose (to learn, grow and ascend) this conversation is for you!

"Magic is not this big thing that is out in the sky, it is right here. It is through our every day actions that we create the change we need for ourselves in our lives."

In this episode we discussed:

  • How Tiffani discovered her spiritual path and psychic abilities
  • What are the akashic records - and how do we access them?
  • Tiffani's insights on ascension, soul growth and "Earth school" ~ why we are constantly growing and expanding and reaching new levels of ascension 
  • Empowerment through intimate self-connection

Stay in Touch with Tiffani:


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Tiffani is a Las Vegas native and lifelong truth seeker. Surrounded by the ancient stones of the desert, she embraced her natural spiritual/psychic intuitions at an early age. She has with time opened herself more to her truth, and accepted her calling as a healer and guide. She honed her natural skills through training and practice and is a certified Spiritual Life Coach, Past Life Regression Counselor, Akashic Records reader and instructor, Reiki certified healer, BARS Access certified. She is known widely in the metaphysical world as the Soulful Intuitive and is the owner of TLC Consulting, a spiritual consulting business. Her background in nonprofit and business management led her education and career path to a Master's in Business and to seek a PhD in Metaphysics and Psychology. Tiffani's clients range from stay at home moms to multi million dollar business owners and each value her no nonsense approach and uncanny ability access her clients at the soul level to get to their truth. With Tiffani's guidance, healing, and therapeutic approach, she fulfills her calling to help as many become their greatest self and exist in their fullest potential. Tiffani's true talent is to unlock the knowledge, power, light and darkness within all of us. Tiffani recognizes our lives are in a constant evolutionary cycle of growth and expansion and helps others to navigate the trials and tribulations of existing here in "school yard Earth.

With the knowing that " You have all you need within you." 

 

054 | The Truth About Our Trash & A Call From Mother Earth with Mahita Goris

 
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I am so excited and honored to be sharing this episode with you today with Mahita Goris. I met Mahita last December in 2017 when I was at Amma’s ashram in India ~ one of the places I write about in my book Just Be.

Seven years had passed since my first visit at Amma’s ashram and I was so excited to go back to one of my favorite spots - the meditation beach.

This was a beautiful stretch of beach front on the Arabian Sea where I used to cherish the sunrises and sunsets practicing yoga, writing in my journal and drinking chai. 

I imagined what it would be like to arrive again at this very spot. I was hoping for union. Merging. Expansion. Love. 

But at first all I saw was a recycling center erected in the very place I used to sit. Trash was everywhere. Mountains of it, waiting to be sorted. My first reaction was that I was pissed. My ego was on fire. 

How could they do this? To this sacred spot? Where I remembered my heart?

Trash, just trash. Everywhere.

And then, of course, I was assigned seva (selfless service) at this very recycling center. And I met the woman Mahita who was one of the few pioneering waste management in India. And as I showed up ready to work with the trash, she showed me what 3 months of soft plastic waste looked like at the ashram. (Not including water bottles, which are a hard plastic)

It was enormous. It was a mountain. And there was no where to put it.

Every few months, there was a small chance a truck would come to pick it up to sell it. But otherwise it would go back into the earth...Taking thousands of years to degrade.

Then I really felt my heart. And I saw how I was contributing to it all. How we all are. And how in the West we often just don't see it. We know it's happening, but it's not staring us in the face, the way it was staring at me here. 

Then she told me of how every moment she is sorting trash, she thinks of how the breeze caresses her skin. And how the sight of the ocean reminds her of her sacred work for Mother Earth. How sorting trash is her worship to this mother. Even though she was knee deep in garbage, she knew it was all worth it. For her mother. For our beautiful planet.

After I had my first seva experience here, I sat next to the ocean, and I watched the sunset, amidst the trash, and I really let myself feel my heart. Feel the pain. I cried. I knew what it was to feel truly humble. And helpless. And to not know. And underneath all of that, I understood what it was to feel true devotion. For this mother. For this planet. For the awakening of our souls. And this, was true union. Merging. Love. Just what I was longing for….

I was lucky to sit down and talk with Mahita about her experience with creating the recycling center at Amma’s, the current state of the world when it comes to waste management, and what we can actually do to make a difference. 

We recorded this interview over Skype while Mahita was at the ashram and I was back in the states - so you may hear the sound of rickshaws and other sounds of India in the background.

This conversation touched me deeply and is a topic I believe we should all be aware of…. 

In this episode we discussed:

  • How Mahita met Amma & began the path of Sanatana Dharma
  • How she started the recycling center at the ashram
  • The difference between seva and karma yoga
  • What is soft plastic and how did it originate?
  • Where plastic goes & the current problems we are facing in India and the world 
  • The health concerns of using plastic 
  • What we can actually do to make a difference
"For Westerners, the most effective way to serve the waste (issue) is to stop generating it. Devote yourself as much a possible to bulk reuse items and be a part of this new revolution of consumers responsibly refusing pathetic packaging."

Mahita's tips on what we can do to actually make a difference:

  • Meditate every day on what is essential for life
  • Relate to the source of our resources (paper is from a tree, plastic is from oil, metal is from the rocks of a mountain or inside the Earth)
  • Meditate before you go shopping
  • Devote yourself to bulk foods and limit use of packaging
  • Work together collectively - group service makes a huge impact
  • Have compassion for the next generation 
  • Don't be hateful for those who don’t catch on, instead speak truthfully with intelligence and show up 

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053 | Tantra, Fertility Awareness & Embodied Awakening with Rosalie Amber Grace

 
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A few weeks ago I attended my first Tantra class with Rosalie Amber Grace. While many of us associate Tantra with sexuality, I've learned it is much more about a way of being in the world. I see tantra as an approach to life ~ embracing all, being fully present, and allowing the material world (including our sexuality) to be a pathway to awakening. 

I felt so nourished from the sweet & simple practices Rosalie shared with us in her class that I invited her to be on the podcast to share with all of you.

Rosalie has also had years of training as a doula and fertility awareness educator, so I hope you enjoy this rich information full with wisdom of the womb.

Happy listening! 

"For me tantra really illustrates this truth that we don't have to change ourselves to be spiritual...We don't have to be someone that we are not. It's exactly in our present experience right now that we discover the love and bliss that we are longing for. We can use any experience as a portal to that place."

In this episode we discussed:

  • Rosalie's story of losing her mom at a young age and her path of discovering herself as a woman and sexual, awakened being
  • All about Fertility Awareness ~ how to be in tune with your cycle for both fertility and natural contraception
  • Tantra - what is it and how do we practice it?
  • A womb meditation and practices for womb healing and connection

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Rosalie Grace is a Tantrika, Fertility Awareness & Sexual Health Educator, Full Spectrum Doula, and devotee of the divine feminine muse. She teaches empowered contraception, body sovereignty and womb wellness, and facilitates awakening to the natural bliss and ecstasy of the body through tantric based embodiment practices for women and men. She believes all wombs are temples and all bodies are a portal to the divine.

She  loves to spend time in the forest, rivers, and mountains, singing to the beauty of the earth.